The Right Idea

The Right Idea

Join the President of No Better Friend Corp., Kevin Nicholson, on the Right Idea Podcast where we’ll tell the stories of real people and the ways in which their lives have been positively impacted by conservative ideas and polices. The Right Idea Podcast takes a deep dive into the human stories behind our group’s five pillars: promoting policies that drive economic growth; strengthening education for all Americans; promoting market forces in health care; creating a culture that embraces and protects innocent life; and the promotion of a strong national defense to stop wars before they start.

Episodes

May 30, 2020 9 min
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 1 “Introduction to The Right Idea Season 1: School Choice” Welcome to Season 1 of The Right Idea Podcast, where we focus on the life-changing impact of school choice in Wisconsin for students and their families. Children don’t have time for politicians to fix broken schools, and that’s the beauty of school choice: a program that enables success for thousands of Wisconsin students ea...
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The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 2 “The History and Basics of School Choice in Wisconsin” School choice began with bipartisan support in Wisconsin, with the ideas that parents should have options when it comes to educating their children. Today, “school choice” can mean anything from open enrollment, to using a voucher or special needs scholarship, to attending a public charter school. Podcast Host: Kevin Nichol...
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The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 3 “A Visit to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee” Student “trailblazers” at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School are working in businesses in the community as part of the school’s Corporate Work Study Program. And the results are worth it, with 100% of their graduates receiving acceptance from colleges. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Cor...
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The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 4 “A Visit to Lighthouse Christian School in Madison” Showing love to their students and meeting them where they’re at, sets Lighthouse Christian School apart from other schools. But despite often-difficult circumstances, students are also achieving great results, with the school receiving a rating of “Significantly Exceeds Expectations,” according to the Wisconsin Department of Pub...
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The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 5 “A Visit to Milwaukee Lutheran High School’s Free Enterprise Academy” The educators at Milwaukee Lutheran High School have responded to a need to help students figure out what to do after high school graduation by teaching them practical life skills through the Red Knight Institute – a group of five in-house academies within the school that help students prepare for the future, in...
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The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 6 “A Visit to St. Marcus School in Milwaukee” With the structure provided to students through a “No Excuses” policy, St. Marcus School is helping students to be the best they can – and rewarding them with the addition of a color-coded tie to their uniform that signals their level of achievement for all to see and cheer. Teachers are a key component to the success of the school, goin...
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The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 7 “A Visit to Lutheran Special School in Hales Corners” With a focus on supporting the unique learning challenges faced by students with special needs, many attending Lutheran Special School & Education Services are recipients of the Special Needs Scholarship – an important part of school choice in Wisconsin that provides parents and students much-needed support in getting the b...
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The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 8 “A Conversation About Siena Catholic Schools in Racine” With a network of five grade schools and a middle/high school that has a 100% graduation rate, Siena Catholic Schools is building a solid foundation for students to grow and reach their full potential as a whole person – on a personal, spiritual and communal level. The students, parents, educators, parishes and local business...
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The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 9 “A Conversation with GRACE Catholic Schools in Green Bay” The educators at GRACE Catholic Schools in Green Bay see the option of school choice as a justice issue, since families who have financial hardship also deserve to provide their children with a high-quality education that suits their children’s needs. Families looking for a strong community can find it at GRACE, a network o...
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The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 10 “The Politics of School Choice-Part 1” Despite widespread support for school choice among families of all political stripes in Wisconsin, Democrat legislators have launched a variety of attacks on the program. This episode debunks some of the criticisms often lobbed at choice schools. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, W...
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The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 11 “The Politics of School Choice-Part 2” Finishing up with a final look at the politics of school choice in both Wisconsin – and at the national level. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order):...
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Welcome to Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast! Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation's challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 1: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer Presi...
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Welcome to Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast! Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 2: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President...
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Welcome to Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast! Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 3: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President...
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Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 4: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of ...
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Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 5: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The ...
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Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 6: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The ...
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Join Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 7: Join Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of ...
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Join Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 8: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The ...
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Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 9: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of ...
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